Franschhoek Wine Tram

Posted on Wed April 1, 2020.

Franschhoek has been offering good wine, scrumptious food and breathtaking vineyard views for over 300 years – it’s no wonder the region is considered the food-lover’s capital in South Africa, and the destination to do wine tasting in Cape Town and surrounds.

The best way to explore the many wine farms, Franschhoek restaurants and wine-related activities in the area is undoubtably on the Franschhoek Wine Tram: a vintage-style, open-air railway system that takes visitors from estate to estate, with a seasoned and knowledgeable guide weaving the tales of the area into their experience. It’s not only a curated taste of the best spots to visit in the area, it’s also a fun and carefree day out.


Franschhoek Wine Tram currently offers eight hop-on hop-off lines to choose from each visiting a selection of wine estates showcasing a separate part of the Franschhoek Valley.

Passengers board the tour at the Franschhoek Terminal located on the corner of Main Road and Cabriere Street and are transported by a combination of tram and tram-bus around a loop of stops allowing passengers to hop-on hop-off at any of the stops.

Each of the lines has a wide selection of wine estates to visit from boutique to marquee estates and each offers a unique perspective on the Franschhoek wine experience.


  • Passengers will be transported by tram and open-air tram-bus around a loop of stops with a selection of wine estates.
  • In addition to the wine tasting activities offered at each stop, several of the wine estates on the tour boast world-class restaurants serving lunches and picnics.
  • The tram or tram-bus passes each stop according to the timetable allowing passengers to hop-on hop-off at their convenience.
  • Wine purchased while on the tour can be handed over to the host for later collection at the end of the tour



  • Price: Adult R260 / Child (3-17) R90
  • Wine tasting fees at each estate (between R25 and R150 per person) are not included in the tour price
  • The tour starts and ends at the Franschhoek Terminal located on the corner of Main Road and Cabriere Street.

In order to avoid disappointment we advise passengers to make lunch reservations at least 24 hours in advance of travel. Click here for a complete list of tour restaurants. An optional transfer from Cape Town can be added during the booking process (additional fees apply)

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